There are things in this life you wish you could unsee -- or unhear, in this case: Gwyneth Paltrow singing Cee-Lo's "F*** You" in the next episode of Glee
, "The Substitute," is one of those things.
Despite the fact that the New Directions kids heartily buy into her rendition, singing along and tapping their toes, I just couldn't. Maybe it's because I couldn't get GOOP
out of my head. Or perhaps it's because she looked like a praying mantis in a mini-skirt. And her answer to Santana's, "What would you know about Cee-Lo? Aren't you like 40?" seriously didn't help the retch factor. "Top 40!" Oh snap, Gwyneth Paltrow. You tooooold her.
I feel like I should label this video NSFA (not safe for anyone), but I really feel like it's something you should see and judge (harshly) for yourself.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Gwyneth Paltrow singing "F*** You," er, I mean, "Forget You":
I'm one of those people who always wants the bad news first. Then I have the good news to look forward to to lift me up out of my bad-news-induced funk. So while this may not necessarily be good news, per se, it's definitely better news, seeing as what you've just endured.
Take a look a the much more palpable serenade from Gwyneth and the Glee gang of a "Singin' in the Rain"/"Umbrella" mash-up. Maybe it's all the water -- it just washes away the ick (mostly):
Also, as an added bonus for the fans, we were able to get ahold of this exclusive photo of Gwyneth between takes: So what do you think? Are you as non-Team Gwyneth as I am? Or do you think I'm being too hard on the substitute?(Image courtesy of FOX)